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Sunday

Untitled (young boy), undated, sixth-plate daguerreotype. Smithsonian American Art Museum, the L. J. West Collection of Early African American Photography, Museum purchase made possible through the Franz H. and Luisita L. Denghausen Endowment. J. P. Ball/Smithsonian American Art Museum hide caption

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Smithsonian Acquires Rare Antique Portraits By First Black Photographers

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Saturday

Sunday

Taja Cheek, who records as L'Rain, performing on May 12, 2019 in Arcosanti, Ariz. Tim Mosenfelder/Getty Images hide caption

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L'Rain's Latest Album 'Fatigue' Explores The Power Of Change

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Sunday

With Vulture Prince, Aftab exercises the belief that there's a way for artists to make a statement using their work's own subtlety and grace. Diana Markosian/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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On 'Vulture Prince,' Arooj Aftab Finds New Meaning In Familiar Words

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Sunday

Amy Lee and her band, Evanescence, have released their first new album of original material in almost a decade. Shore Fire Media hide caption

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Amy Lee, Co-Founder Of Evanescence, Is Ready To Tell Her 'Bitter Truth'

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Sunday

The relief money that's going toward Mississippi child care will serve 80% of children who qualify for support, up from 28%, says Carol Burnett, head of the Mississippi Low-Income Child Care Initiative. MHJ/Getty Images hide caption

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Relief Money Could More Than Double Support For Child Care Needs In Mississippi

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Grace Potter's Daylight was a nominee for Best Rock Album in this year's 63rd annual Grammy Awards. Pamela Neal/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Grace Potter On 'Daylight' And Grammy Nominations: 'I Do Belong Here'

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Friday

Saturday

On his solo album Mirla, Bomba Estereo's Simón Mejía saw his growing archive of nature sounds turn into raw material for electronic beats. Daniela Vesco/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Bomba Estereo's Simón Mejía Taps A Symphony Of Nature Sounds

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Sunday

Patrick Ellis worked at Howard University radio station for over 40 years. "He would play music that touched him," says one colleague. "He would play music that he knew touched his audience." WHUR hide caption

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Remembering Radio Host Patrick Ellis, Who Brought The 'Gospel Spirit' To D.C.

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Saturday

Jake Blount, a 24-year-old banjoist and fiddler, is one of the people in the traditional music community working to educate others on the genre's Black roots. Michelle Lotker/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Breaking Down The Legacy Of Race In Traditional Music In America

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Sunday

From L to R: Danielle, Alana and Este Haim. Reto Schmid/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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HAIM's Sunny Sound Gets Somber On 'Women In Music Pt. III'

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Sunday

For sister R&B duo of Chloe and Halle Bailey, creative control is paramount. They co-wrote all of their new album's 13 tracks, and Chloe herself helped produced 10. Robin Harper/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Chloe x Halle On Releasing Their New Album During America's 'Ungodly Hour'

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Saturday

How Nashville's HBCU-Owned Jazz Station Holds A Community Together

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Saturday

After recording as "Kidepo," Jonah Mutono's switch to his real name coincided with his decision to come out. His debut album GERG is about reconciling that identity with his Ugandan upbringing. Forest Aragon/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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On His Debut Album, Jonah Mutono Embraces His Identity And His Name

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Sunday

The indie pop duo Buscabulla moved back to Puerto Rico from New York after the island was devastated by hurricanes in 2017. The experience inspired a new album and documentary, both called Regresa. Mara Corsino/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Buscabulla On 'Regresa,' A Debut Album About Returning To A Devastated Home

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Sunday

Kandace Springs' latest album consists of covers of the women in jazz she idolized growing up. "It's a tribute record to give back to what they've inspired me to do as an artist," she says. Robby Klein/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Kandace Springs Pays Tribute To 'The Women Who Raised' Her

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Sunday

For over 50 years, the Legendary Ingramettes were led by Maggie Ingram. Now led by her daughter Almeta Ingram-Miller, the group's new album is called Take A Look in the Book. Pat Jarrett/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Almeta Ingram-Miller On The Ingramettes And The Power Of Gospel During Crisis

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Sunday

One Woman's Quest To Preserve The Radio Archives At Historically Black Colleges

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Sunday

Doctors who regularly see knife-related avocado injuries to the hand say people are less likely to hurt themselves if they don't cut the fruit while holding it in their palm. Gaye Launder/Flickr hide caption

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Making Super Bowl Guacamole? Be Careful To Avoid The Pits Of An Avocado Hand Injury

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Sunday

A sweet view along one of the many canals of Venice, which in this case are filled with blue jellybeans. Pradipta Banerjee/Courtesy of David M. Schwarz Architects hide caption

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Candy Canals: Architects Craft Gingerbread Replica Of Venice

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Sunday

Authorities perform an active shooter drill at Park High School on April 27, 2018 in Livingston, Mont. Some experts question the methods of active shooter drills. William Campbell/Corbis via Getty Images hide caption

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Experts Worry Active Shooter Drills In Schools Could Be Traumatic For Students

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Sunday

Daniel Ortner converted to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints 10 years ago. Courtesy of Daniel Ortner hide caption

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I'm Converting: How One Man's Missionary Trip Reconnected Him To His Family's Past

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Sunday

PJ Morton's latest album, PAUL, is out now. Keith Taylor/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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PJ Morton Taps Into His Purest Form With 'PAUL'

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